I believe that everything starts by paying attention. Life is imperfect and any magical light we can bring into our day is worthy of our gratitude. Laughter and love, joy and celebrations slip into our lives with ease but learning to cope with the deep pain life brings to us is also necessary. I do this best with my camera, chasing down light, zooming in and out and pairing it all with truth. 

I live in Western Washington with my husband of 40+ years, in the home where we raised our three sons. We share that home now with our sweet beagle named Basil. 

Thank you so much for stopping by. 


 ©Cathy Sly 2017 


i woke early and laid in bed listening
to an interview with Mary Oliver
she read some of her pomes
and all day long i thought of how she might
see my tiny little world
what she might notice
there was a walk with the dog
after the gyms and the library
and lots of afternoon photo editing
trying to hold tight
to the magic of last weekend
thinking a lot about owls and
the sound of the ocean